It’s the end of an era for The Way Ngingakhona as Inno Matijane, the only remaining cast member from season I, recently revealed that this season will be his last.
The Moja LOVE reality show, which premiered in March 2020, took viewers on a journey through the colourful lives of Inno, transgender Tholang Motsumi, and bisexual man MJ Maponya.
For two seasons, the trio shared their pride and struggles as members of the LGBTQI community, giving viewers a glimpse into their world. Season II introduced another transgender cast member, Elle, who brought even more drama to the show.
During the tell-all of the second season, Inno shocked many when he announced that he wouldn’t be returning for season III. Taking to social media, the media personality, musician, and entrepreneur expressed his gratitude to the viewers for their support and wished the remaining cast members the best for the upcoming seasons.
However, much to everyone’s surprise, Inno made a comeback, while MJ didn’t make it to season three. It was reported that MJ left the show due to his unhappiness with Moja LOVE and feeling exploited. The show then introduced a new cast member, Ayanda Nino Maphosa, a transgender consultant, sex educator, photographer, filmmaker, and professional boxer.
The Way Ngingakhona recently returned with its blazing season IV, with Inno as the only returning cast member. Joining him are Dominique, a gay man; Jasmine, a transgender person attracted to both genders; Kaddafi, a pansexual individual; and Thami, a gay man. As expected, drama ensues.
However, for Inno, the experience goes beyond the on-screen drama. He revealed that he was treated poorly during the shooting of the show, which led to his decision to bid farewell to The Way Ngingakhona.
As we say goodbye to Inno Matijane on The Way Ngingakhona, we can’t help but reflect on the impact he has made on the show and the LGBTQI community. His presence and openness have helped to shed light on the struggles and triumphs faced by queer individuals, and we will certainly miss his vibrant energy on the screen.